I'm Kayla. A millennial obsessed with makeup, planner decorating, and board games. Working towards a more organized, simplified life one post at a time. #catlady



Taking a Beauty Risk

Even if you've only been reading this blog for a week, you'll know that I am not one to take beauty risks. I like my routines, my-lips-but-better lipsticks, and keeping things simple. Yet I've suddenly found myself with an itch to start exploring makeup avenues I used to avoid. And I need your help.

I've always been incredibly interested by contouring, but don't have a clue where to begin. Any advice, product recommendations, videos to watch, or tips in general would be greatly appreciated. I'm a fairly pale person so dark contouring products are definitely out. I understand the basic technique to get a good contour, but just can't seem to get it right. Can you just use a bronzer for contouring or do you need something special?

I'm also very stuck in my ways when it comes to lipsticks. There is a color zone that I stay within if I plan to our not and I'd love to start trying to break out of it. I've had red lips on the brain since becoming obsessed with Taylor Swift and her new CD, so any good red lip recommendations for a red lip phobic person like myself would be fantastic. I'm not afraid to go bold if the lipstick is just that good. I'm ready to take a risk.

It's easy to be perfectly happy in a routine and never even think about changing, but I want to mix things up and test my limits. I've been mulling over a big fashion shift as well (more on this in the future I'm sure) and thought I'd shake it up across the board and throw makeup into the mix too.

As always you guys are the perfect source for advice and recommendations so I'm eagerly awaiting to see what gems you put in the comments.

xoxo Kayla


  1. I hope you succeed and I've been doing more bolder looks lately and it's really fun.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

  2. I am sheet white and use the Illamasqua Cream Pigment in Hollow with a synthetic tapered kabuki brush to contour. A cool toned contouring product looks nicer on me and then I use a bronzer for warmth all over the face. Good luck!

    Becoming Becca

  3. Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple is a great starter red lipstick.

  4. Well, best of luck! I think this is a great idea and I really hope you have fun with it.
    Ivory Avenue


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